15 May 2012
Beechwood Arcade, High Street, Cheltenham
Friday 1 – Sunday 10 June 2012
Free drop-in activities take place
Thursday 7 & Friday 8 June 2012
With fashions and furnishings of the 1950s on trend, Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum is providing a taste of the real thing at Beechwood Arcade. Domestic items, furniture, textiles, dresses and toys from our collections including the Education handling and museum takeaway collections, can be seen in the shop windows just by Next.
The display sets the scene for free drop-in activities taking place on Thursday 7 and Friday 8 June,
Each day you can leave or share your memories of previous jubilees or you might remember the 1953 Coronation – we’d love to hear from you - if you do have memories we can add to our archives at the Art Gallery & Museum please visit us on Thursday or Friday.
Younger visitors can make parachutes, dress-dolls, have a go at bagatelle or hoola hoop, try on fashions from the era or create a pair of cool sun glasses.
Sophia Wilson, Exhibitions & Education Manager says we are really pleased to be holding one of our off the wall, on the move events at the Beechwood and are grateful to them for offering us the space. There will also be dance and music so should help to create quite an enjoyable atmosphere.
For further details about the event or to arrange a photo please contact Sophia Wilson, Exhibitions & Education Manager (tel 01242 775711) or Anna Stanway, Information & Marketing Officer (tel 01242 775707)
Photo call: 30 May 2012, Beechwood Arcade.